Thursday, February 07, 2008

The Only Way McCain Can Win Me Over

After years of skipping the CPAC convention, John McCain is scheduled to speak there today. For me, this is what McCain must say in order to persuade me to support him in the general election should he be the Republican nominee for President (which seems to be pretty certain at this point):

- He does not support federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, and favors an outright ban of such research.
- His organization of the Gang of 14 and effective kowtowing to Senate Democrats on judicial nominations was wrong.
- The McCain-Kennedy immigration reform bill was a mistake.
- The McCain-Feingold campaign reform bill, and his express support for the unconstitutional application of it against pro-life advocates, were a mistake.
- The McCain-Lieberman climate stewardship bill was a mistake.
- He favors oil drilling in ANWR.
- His opposition to the Bush tax cuts in 2001 and 2003 was a mistake, and the reasons he gave at the recent debate in Los Angeles for why he opposed them were a lie and he's sorry.
- His negative suggestion that Sam Alito was too conservative was a mistake, and that he falsely denied ever making such a suggestion.
- He apologizes for repeatedly lying about Mitt Romney supporting a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq.
- He takes back the comment he made to Tim Russert that Hillary Clinton would make a good President.
- He apologizes for seriously considering a run as John Kerry's running mate in 2004.
- He favors a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.

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